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    Himalayan Vista from Misty Mountains
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    panchachuli from the misty mountains retreat
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    Snowfall at The Misty Mountains
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  • Family cottage & deck
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    Serene Ambience
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    The Fish Pond
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Offbeat destination in Kumaon

The Misty Mountains is an Offbeat Destination in Kumaon (near Chaukori and Patal Bhuvaneshwar). It is an intimate and secluded Himalayan Forest Retreat surrounded by thousands of acres of lush green forests, stunning Himalayan vista, blissful nature, and a soul caressing nourishing quiet. It is owned and managed by my wife Ambika, and I. Over the last 8 years we have made it our home as well as our karmbhoomi. 

…But yield who will to their separation,
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future’s sakes.

– Robert Frost

The Misty Mountains should be your choice if –

  • you are a wandering soul looking to loose the world and find your self in an Offbeat Destination in Kumaon that is untouched by commercial tourism.
  • you are looking for an extended stay at a complete destination in itself where you can be yourself and stay comfortably for 4-5 days. It offers great location, clean and comfortable stay, peace, activities, home like food and a setting where you can spend quality time with your friends and family.
  • you are on a road trip in kumaon and looking to explore remote parts of offbeat kumaon like Munsyari Abbot Mount, Binsar, Chaukori or Kausani. It can be part of your kumaon tour.
  • you are interested in birding, himalayas, wild life and/or just experiencing an alternate way of life.


You can explore the links below to see why you should not miss out on this Offbeat Destination in Kumaon.

For A Family Vacation

The Misty Mountains is an Offbeat Destination in Kumaon, near Chaukori. It is an ideal destination for a family vacation with something for everyone. Relaxation. Activities. Site seeing. Click heading for more info.

For Kumaon Tour

The Misty Mountains is an offbeat destination retreat in Kumaon. If you are planning a tour to kumaon and want to discover a new place, The Misty Mountains (near chaukori and patal Bhuvanshwar) is a must visit place. Click heading for more info.

For Chaukori and Patal Bhuvaneshwar

The Misty Mountains is right between Chaukori and Patal Bhuvaneshwar. It is at a higher altitude with better views, lots of space and no crowds. Click heading for more info.

For an Offbeat Holiday

Already been to Nainital, Almora, Binsar, Ranikhet and Kausani? Looking for an offbeat holiday? You have come to the right place. Click heading for more info.

Highlights and Facilities

Family vacation at The Misty Mountains retreat Near Chaukori


The average duration of stay at The Misty Mountains Retreat is 3- 5 days. Our guests come here to relax and we have developed interesting ways to help them, do just that. 1)   Active inaction – This i
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Himalayan vista from cottages at The Misty Mountains retreat Near Chaukori

Unmatched Location

The Misty Mountains Retreat has been developed in a location carefully selected for its stunning views of the widest Himalyan range in Kumaon, an enviable serene ambience as the only development in a
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Stay Options

Ninety Nine out of hundred of our guests are families. And our stay options provide just the right amount of customization and variety to suit your specific need. We are also proud to be a pet-friendl
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Us at The Misty Mountains retreat Near Chaukori

Owner Managed

The Misty Mountains Retreat is an owner managed property. It is personally looked after  by my wife – Ambika, and I. We have made this our home and our life. We love entertaining our guests in a
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More About Misty Mountains

  • About Us

    The Misty Mountains Retreat is a genuine offbeat destination and most of our repeat guests end up staying 3/4 nights at the retreat. It is also a better alternative to Kausani or Chaukori as the Himalayan views are magnificent and visible from each room, suite and cottage. The retreat has a range of accommodation options to meet your specific need.
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Rosevilla Room

Family Suite

Family Cottage


  • "rooms are clean and well appointed" Posted Jun 12, 2013 At the misty mountain resort youre not just another room number , you actually feel like a guest in the home of the owners Ambika and Madhur who were wonderful and very warm hosts,..we are literally allowed to play in their back yard so to speak.. and what a back yard !!!! ......... No TV and No newspaper - trust me you wont miss them, Quite a few treks and walks in and around the place , rapelling, zip lining etc. An ABSOLUTE must visit for nothing less then 3-4 days.
    Rupdande Thanewala, Mumbai
  • "5 stars are not enough" "This is one place which takes your breath away. The location is unbelievable. It is a long and difficult approach, esp the last 3 km, but totally worth it. And in a way it adds to the charm of the place..."
    Rishi Grover (as posted on Tripadvisor)
  • "This place could be a setting for one of Enid Blyton's books and Ambika, the host would be leading the brigade of adventurers, While Madhur, her husband, would be making sure everyone was safe and comfortable..."
    Annapurna (as posted on Tripadvisor)
  • "We loved this place, we loved the folks running it, we loved the food, and the joy with which we were fed!... "
    Quiet high (as posted on tripadvisor)
  • "Tucked away in a quiet nook, The Misty Mountain is a treat for sore eyes and tired bones...."
    Priyanka Rai (as posted on Tripadvisor)
  • " This is an excellent destination near to nature"
    This is an excellent destination near to nature and Himalayan peaks are visible from your rooms. And best part the owner himself is here to welcome you on arrival and to see you off on departure.
    Chirag Shah
  • "The Misty Mountain Retreat, Jhaltola,..."
    The Misty Mountain Retreat, Jhaltola, Uttarakhand, India An old tea estate converted into a resort of sorts with rooms, villas, cottages and suites, this property is a veritable nature lover's paradise. Set amidst forests of oak, pine and other species, it is also a bird watcher and photographer's ideal location with over a hundred species of bird residing in this forest. It is situated at an elevation of over 7000 feet and has a delightful view of the snow capped high mountains of the Himalayas - the Nanda Devi Range....
    Ashok Pandit